Archive for May 2nd, 2010

May 2, 2010


by minibites

Rosebud is refreshing. It’s not one of those cafes where we’re bumping elbows with the table behind you, or it’s so understaffed that coffee is finished before the food comes out. There’s enough space between the tables to have intimate conversations and swing around at our delight. It’s also wonderfully lit with light and sunlight to brighten the whole morning up.

Scrambled eggs, mushrooms, bacon and toast

 Beef pie served with sweet potatoes & peas

It’s for one of those mornings where there’s little nonsense and no over inventive menus, so there’s good ol’ favourites like bacon and eggs and pies with fresh veggies. The brunch menu is simple and traditional with some chalkboard specials. My scrambled eggs are fluffy and light juxtaposing the flavoursome, crispy bacon; perfect brunchtime food. My fellow brunchmates choose the homestyle pie with a puffy pie top (yess!!) with servings of colourful peas and sweet potatoes.

Perhaps it’s time to stay back till dinner service…

Rosebud Bar & Restaurant
654 Darling St
Rozelle, Sydney

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May 2, 2010


by minibites

Walking into this little cafe reminds me of being invited over into someone’s home for Sunday brunch – equipped with their own cute grandmama wiping down the tables, cleaning the floors with a dustpan and checking on the wait staff. Tucked away from busy Parramatta Rd, this little lonely cafe has great potential and ticks all the great cafe boxes; coffee, food, service and atmosphere. Furnished with a mix of modern art and rustic features with the unique Revolver touch – mismatching floral china and eggs served in a skillet.

Starting with drinks, my latte is delicious – and it’s a really satisfying cup of coffee with a nice creamy blend. The frappes are worth a try as they’re jam packed with fresh fruity flavours which aren’t unnecessarily watered down by too much ice – our strawberry frappe had a hint of sweet and sour.

Eggs florentine served with a pan of wilted spinach, mushrooms topped with hollandaise sauce and sourdough toast

My eggs florentine was a hot pan of surprises – creamy eggs topped with hollandaise, spinach, generous portion of button mushrooms served with salad and amazing tomato sauce. The sourdough bread was fresh with a wonderful crunch, accompanying an olive oil spread. All that was missing from this dish was a rash of bacon, and I would have been super delighted.

Egg & bacon roll with awesomest sauces

My other half opted for the egg and bacon roll with generous servings of rocket, bacon, runny eggs and “awesome” tomato sauces cuddled by a crispy bread roll. There is definitely something about the bacon.

Great cafe for a lazy Sunday morning, or afternoon.

291 Annandale St

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